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BRP launches the Rotax 912 iS

BRP INTRODUCES MOST FUEL EFFICIENT AIRCRAFT ENGINE IN THE INDUSTRY, THE ROTAX 912iS

BRP launches the new Rotax 912 iS engine. An evolution of the Rotax 912 engine, the 912 iS engine delivers 38% to 70% better fuel efficiency than comparable competitive engines in the light sport, ultra-light aircraft and the general aviation industry.

BRP engineers have incorporated technology enhancements such as a modern fuel injection system and digital engine control unit (ECU) to the Rotax 912 iS engine to ensure optimal fuel and air mixture at any altitude for longer flight range, lower operating costs and CO2 emission reduction. The new Rotax 912 iS engine also provides a time of 2,000 hours between overhauls (TBO); the same TBO as the 912 engine. Mass production of the Rotax 912 iS engines will start in May 2012.

"BRP maintained its commitment to innovation through the recent economic crisis to continue developing high performance and more fuel-efficient engines," stated José Boisjoli, president and CEO. ''The Rotax 912 iS engine is the result of this engagement and our commitment to always exceed consumers' expectations.''

With more than 170,000 Rotax aircraft engines sold in almost 40 years, Rotax Aircraft Engines dominate the light sport and ultra-light aircraft market. With 20 authorized distributors and a network of more than 200 sales and repair centres supporting customers worldwide, BRP supplies engines to more than 80% of all aircraft manufacturers in its segment.

"The development of a 4-stroke, 4-cylinder 100 hp aircraft engine with a redundant electronic fuel injection system is a first in the industry; it makes it ideal for all kinds of light sport aircraft, generating increased opportunities in general aviation market," said Gerd Ohrnberger, vice-president and general manager, Powertrain division.

After testing the new Rotax 912 iS engine, Tine Tomazic, engineer and pilot for Pipistrel Aircraft, said: "The injection system ensures the best fuel and air mixture on each cylinder at every possible altitude while delivering the same 100 hp as the Rotax 912 ULS engine, therefore producing fewer emissions. Based on these facts, I would say that the Rotax 912 iS engine is a powerful, economic and more fuel-efficient engine."

􀂄 The 912 family strong track record: 40 000 engines sold / 25 000 still in operation / 5 million flight hours annually

􀂄 Same TBO of 2000 hours

􀂄 Modern technology enhancement such as a ECU controlled dual fuel injection system

Benefits

􀂄 No more carburetors means:

􀂄 No more re-synchronization service requirement every 200 flight hours

􀂄 No more carburetor icing

􀂄 Easier pre-flight check and starting (no choke) for the pilots

The Rotax 912 iS engine provides best fuel efficiency in the industry

Prove it

􀂄 It delivers 38% to 70% better fuel efficiency than comparable competitive engines at cruise power setting (5000rpm /5000feet)

􀂄 ECU system delivers the optimal fuel and air mixture at any altitude

􀂄 At 63,6kg (140,2 lbs), the Rotax 912 iS engine delivers the best power-to-weight ratio in its category

Benefits

􀂄 Spend more time in the air and go further with the same amount of fuel

􀂄 Lower operating costs (up to 3 000 Euro savings per 100 Hours of Flight versus comparable competitive engines)

􀂄 More environmentally friendly engine due to lower CO2 emission levels (- 38% to -70% VS comparable competitive engines)

The Rotax 912 iS reinforces BRP’s leadership position in the LSA/UL & GA market

Prove it

􀂄 40 years experience and over 170 000 Rotax aircraft engines sold

􀂄 Supplies engines to 88% of all Light Aircraft OEMs (224 out of 255)

􀂄 Sales and service support at more than 200 locations worldwide

Benefits

􀂄 Ease of servicing engines all around the world

􀂄 An engine company you can rely on!

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